Together Yet Apart

Summer 2012 013

They loved one another,

they really  did,

but time had slipped away –

now they were together yet apart.

There was always something

and the I love yous –

grew less.

The house became quieter,

they were like two people,

each living on their own private island,

close enough to reach by hand –

yet they could have been miles apart.

Lost in thought and worry,

each with an aching heart.

So day in and day out,

it had just become routine,

have a great day,

see you later

and life went on.

It was at some point,

when  late one night,

she saw his shadow,

Outlined by the window

and moonlight filled the room.

His shoulders were hunched

and she could hear his sighs,

yet, it seemed so difficult –

to just get up and reach out.

They had become like two drifting islands,

heading farther and farther apart.

However that night hearing his pain,

she did get up ,

she did reach out

and it amazed her,

to discover that his pain was –

for what had happened to them.

Day by day being together yet apart

and that he longed to love her still.

Dawn was beginning to chase the night away

and the first sun rays peeped over the horizon.

These islands had finally drifted together

and slept sated and wrapped about each other –

oblivious to the new day.

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About Rasma R

I live in Riga, Latvia. I was born in N.Y.C. Love to write articles and poetry. Instruct people in the English language. Live in the suburbs with my husband Martin and my wonderful cat Sid. I love rock and roll, cooking, reading, poetry and traveling.
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2 Responses to Together Yet Apart

  1. A very nice poem. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The very best kind of happy ending – or perhaps a happy beginning.

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